HC Deb 27 July 1960 vol 627 c168W
Mr. Emery

asked the Minister of State for Commonwealth Relations what is the present level of unemployment in the Bechuanaland Protectorate; and how this compares with unemployment in the years 1950. 1953, 1955, and 1958.

Mr. Alport

No records of unemployment are kept in the Bechuanaland Protectorate because the inhabitants are mainly self-employed pastoralists and agriculturalists who may take up other forms of employment on a wage basis at such times and for such periods as suit them.